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Collection MFDI - Sonamoni


Published 1986


"Sonamoni" (Golden Pearl) - The model couple have a child who gets diarrhea because the villain cuts off their access to tube-well water. They use oral rehydration solution (both packet-type and homemade sugar-salt solution when they cannot find packets in the market). The villain and his henchmen try to kill the hero in a fight, but he turns out to be quite a "kung-fu" expert and wins. He ties the villain to a tree where in the last scene a crow defecates on his face. In Bengali with English subtitles.

Sonamoni (Golden Pearl) is a colour 16mm film, 33 minutes in length, and it was produced in Bangladesh in 1986 and is the third in a series of 'melodrama with a message' films produced in the commercial entertaining style enjoyed by Bengali audiences.

This movie came to filmcollectief through Media for Development International. MFDI is an American 501(c)3 non-profit agency which has been operational now for 15+ years. It relates closely to Media for Development Trust (MFD) a Zimbabwean registered charity (W.O. 21/89) set up in the late 1980s, and also to Media for Development International / Tanzania, a branch office established in 2004 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The three are sister agencies. MFDI / USA supports the others, and they work together in film, radio, and TV productions as well as distributing African social message videos.

This movie is slowly turning red and with colormanipulation we have made the best of it.


Run time 32:45
Producer John Riber
Audio/Visual sound, color
Language Bengali with English subtitles
Contact Information <a href="www.mfdi.org">Homepage MFDI</a>.

Credits

www.filmcollectief.nl, Cor Draijer, who did the transfer from 16mm to MPG

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